Building a stronger community for everyone

Our founding values – fairness, equality, and opportunity – inspire all our work, including our efforts to enrich the Bay Area community.

A Tradition of Community Building

Our founders loved this special place they called home, and wanted everyone to benefit from all it has to offer. Today, we continue their community-building tradition, working with local partners to create places for all people to access the Bay Area’s profound natural beauty, expand opportunities to learn, play and grow, and support direct services for our neighbors in need.

Our Community Grantees

We have a long-term relationship with our Community grantees, and all of our local initiatives build towards our founders’ vision of a more just and equitable society.

Please note that grants in this area are by invitation only.


Crissy Field

Supporting the transformation of Crissy Field from a from a former military base to a 100-acre urban national park for the entire community.

The Presidio

Restoring the Presidio's comprehensive network of trails and strengthening community access throughout the park, including Rob Hill Campground.

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund

Supporting the annual holiday fundraising drive that provides support, recovery and hope for thousands of Bay Area residents in great need.

University of California, Berkeley

Supporting Cal’s work to strengthen academic and athletic excellence, including programs emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Critical Assistance

Supporting emergency food, clothing, shelter, transportation and other vital services for very low-income individuals and families.

San Francisco Beacon Initiative

Supporting efforts to create safe, after-school community centers for children, youth and their families throughout San Francisco.

Coaching Corps

Supporting efforts to break down barriers to participation in youth sports for thousands of low-income youth in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Symphony

Supporting an ambitious, multiyear, multimedia project called Keeping Score that is aimed at bringing the joy of classical music to more people.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Supporting special exhibitions and programs that bring diverse audiences to San Francisco's world-class modern art museum.



Transforming the Presidio

The Presidio has been transformed into nearly 1,500 acres of open space for everyone to enjoy.